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Landmark Tours Holidays

Epic journey through South America, exploring Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia and Peru

78 Night Itinerary from  £27,975

Pioneer Tour

Experience mighty glaciers, the wilds of Cape Horn & Tierra del Fuego, Easter Island, stunning Andean Landscapes and cultures in the Atacama Desert, Uyuni Salt Flat, La Paz, Lake Titicaca and Inca heritage in a slow-pace journey of discovery.

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Visit Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia and Peru in one incredible journey 
  • Cross the Andes by boat, train and overland 
  • Travel to remote and unforgettable Easter Island 
  • Spend time in the wine regions of Mendoza and the Maipo Valley
  • Enjoy distinct cultures, breathtaking scenery, vibrant cities and rich Inca heritage
  • Visit Machu Picchu and many other Inca ruins
  • Cruise the remote islands, channels & glaciers of "Tierra del Fuego" for 4 nights
  • Adventure overland in Bolivia from the Uyuni Salt Flats to Sucre
  • Marvel at the raw power and natural beauty of the Iguazu Falls
  • Visit the home of tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina's stylish capital
  • Explore the pristine Lake District with an unforgettable day crossing 3 lakes
  • Enjoy the contrasting cities of cosmopolitan Santiago and chaotic La Paz
  • Discover the Inca heartland from Lake Titicaca to the "Sacred Valley"

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

La Boca, Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires - 5 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Buenos Aires

Day 2 - Arrive in Buenos Aires 

Day 3 - Half day guided tour of Buenos Aires

Day 4 - At leisure  

Day 5 - At leisure 

Day 6 - Full day tour to Colonia, Uruguay

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Friday, 02 December 2022

Fly to Buenos Aires

Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires.


Saturday, 03 December 2022

Arrive in Buenos Aires

Arrive in Buenos Aires. You will be met by your Veloso Tours guide and transferred to your chosen hotel for a 5-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. You guide will give you a short orientation tour of your surroundings. The rest of the day is at leisure.

 


Sunday, 04 December 2022

Half day guided tour

Enjoy a half day city tour with your guide visiting the Revolution Main Square, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Presidential Palace and the Colon Theatre. Continue to San Telmo, and the brightly coloured neighbourhood of La Boca. 

Explore Palermo, the largest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, one to the botanical gardens and beautiful Cortázar Square and end the tour in the Recoleta neighbourhood and a chance to relax in one of the many cafes.


Monday, 05 December 2022

At leisure in Buenos Aires

A day free to explore, depending on your interests. Our guide can advise you on all the options available, including tango dancing lessons.


Tuesday, 06 December 2022

At leisure in Buenos Aires

A further day to enjoy the 'Paris of South America'.


Wednesday, 07 December 2022

Full day tour to Colonia, Uruguay

Today, take the early morning ferry across the sea from Buenos Aires to the small town of Colonia, Uruguay. Colonia del Sacramento was founded in 1680 by Portuguese settlers and makes a pleasant day trip from the Argentine capital. 

In Colonia, visit Colonia Suiza, Fundators Square, Schoensstatt Virgen, the Britópolis, the Fomento and Santa Ana seaside resort. Walk through the historic neighbourhood, admiring Santísimo Sacramento Church, the Mayor Square and famous Suspiros Street. You will then visit the Bull Ring (Real de San Carlos) and the San Benito Church.

De las Americas

Buenos Aires - Tourist Hotel

An elegant hotel with spacious rooms and situated in the heart of the Barrio Norte, an elegant residential and commercial district, within comfortable walking distance of the exclusive shops of the Santa Fe and 9 de Julio avenues. All 162 rooms have private facilities, TV and telephone, mini-bar, and air-conditioning. There is 24 hour room service, a restaurant, two bars and a weekend tango show.

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Legado Mitico

Buenos Aires - First Boutique

In Palermo Viejo a neighbourhood with an interesting past and an avant-garde present we find the Legado Mitico hotel, ideal for those who seek the authentic & sophisticated. Eleven ensuite rooms with air conditioned, LCD TV, minibar, and safe. There is a jacuzzi and solarium and internet access.

1940 Legado Mitico

Alvear Palace Hotel

Buenos Aires - Deluxe Hotel

In 1932 a classic was born in Buenos AIres, the Alvear Palace Hotel, a genuine palace right in the heart of the city. Constructed of materials imported from France, the hotel became one of the most characteristic buildings in town, strictly keeping the Louis XVI style.

Situated in the elegant quarter of Recoleta, close to the Park, lined with excellent restaurants and street cafes. Rooms are spacious and service and decor are first class

Recently the hotel has been completely refurbished, sticking to the original glory.

 

1939 Alvear Palace Hotel
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El Calafate - 3 Nights

Day 7 - Fly to El Calafate

Day 8 - Perito Moreno Glacier

Day 9 - Patagonian Lakes Cruise 

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Thursday, 08 December 2022

Fly to El Calafate

Transfer to Buenos Aires Airport and fly to El Calafate. On arrival, transfer to your chosen hotel for a 3-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Friday, 09 December 2022

Perito Moreno Glacier

Enjoy a full day excursion to Los Glaciares National Park to see the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier. Once in the park, experience the peace, unpolluted air, and the silence of immensity only interrupted by the movement of the glacier when its immense blocks of ice fall in Canal de los Témpanos. You also have the option of taking a boat ride to get a closer look at the glacier. Visit the viewing platforms for some incredible photo opportunities.


Saturday, 10 December 2022

Patagonian Lakes Cruise 

Today join a small boat exploring the glaciers, icebergs and forests around the Spegazzini Channel. We sail through Lake Argentino North Arm and cross Boca del Diablo to the Upsala channel sailing among the large icebergs that emerge from Upsala Glacier. Then we enter the Spegazzini Channel from where we will get the first view of Seco Glacier. Continue sailing to the front of the Spegazzini Glacier where we will also see Heim Sur and Peineta glaciers. Disembark at Spegazzini Base and walk through the forest to Spegazzini refuge. This 300-meter path is very accessible with beautiful views of the entire Glacier Bay.

Alto Calafate

Perito Moreno Glacier - Tourist Hotel

The Alto Calfate Hotel opened in November 2005 just 1km outside the town of Calafate, with a privileged view of Lago Argentino and Cerro Calafate. The 101 rooms all have mini bar, remote control TV, central heating, digital telephone and safety boxes. There will also be a restaurant, bar and business centre are some of its other services. Accommodation includes room and buffet breakfast.

1984 Alto Calafate

Mirador del Lago Kau Yatun

Perito Moreno Glacier - First Hotel

The El Mirador del Lago Hotel is located near the downtown area, facing Lago Argentino. All rooms have a cosy feel to them and include private bathroom, tv, music, central heating, and safety deposit box. The hotel has a restaurant and snack bar for guest convenience. Accommodation includes room and buffet breakfast.

1987 Mirador Del Lago Kau Yatun

Los Notros

Perito Moreno Glacier - First Hotel

Estancia Los Notros (located outside the city town) or Los Notros hotel is the only hotel facing the Perito Moreno Glacier and featuring 32 large rooms offering spectacular views.
The package includes transfers to and from Calafate airport, breakfast, lunch and dinner and a variety of excursions in the area, including a visit to the Perito Moreno Catwalk and Nautical Safari.

1989 Los Notros
Ushuaia

Fly to Ushuaia - 1 Night

Day 10 - Fly to Ushuaia

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Sunday, 11 December 2022

Fly to Ushuaia

Transfer to the airport and fly south to Ushuaia. On arrival, check into your chosen hotel for a 1-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the most southernly town in South America.

Los Naranjos

Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego - Tourist Hotel

Located in central Ushuaia, Los Naranjos offers comfortable rooms with panoramic views of the surrounding Andean mountain range, the city or the Beagle Channel. All rooms have private facilities, free WiFi, and safe deposit box. The restaurant serves traditional Andean food as well as international dishes.

1994 Los Naranjos
Enjoy guided excursions ashore by zodiac

Expedition Cruise for 4 nights - 4 Nights

Day 11 - Embark on the M/V Australis 

Day 12 - Cape Horn to Wulaia Bay

Day 13 - Pia and Garibaldi Glaciers

Day 14 - Agostini Sound, Águila and Cóndor Glaciers

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Monday, 12 December 2022

Embark Stella Australis

Today is at leisure in Ushuaia. Late afternoon transfer to the port and embark the Stella Australis for your 4-night cruise on a full board basis including excursions. Set sail at 6pm towards through the Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan.


Tuesday, 13 December 2022

Cape Horn to Wulaia Bay

We sail through Beagle and Murray channels to reach to Cape Horn National Park (weather permitting). Cape Horn, on Hornos Island, is a sheer, 425-metre high rocky promontory where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans merge. This mythical place is known as the "End of the Earth”. In the afternoon, we go ashore in historic Wulaia Bay, once the site of one of the region's largest aboriginal settlements. This area is also renowned for the mesmerising beauty of its vegetation and geography. We walk through a magellanic forest of lengas, coigües, canelos, ferns and other native vegetation to reach a lookout point. 


Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Pia and Garibaldi Glaciers

In the morning, we enter Pia Fiord and disembark near Pia Glacier. Hike to a vantage point with a spectacular views of the glacier moving slowly down the valley until it falls into the sea. In the afternoon we visit Garibaldi fiord on the southern coast of Tierra del Fuego, where we will explore Patagonia's cold jungle and a hike through the forest up to a glacial waterfall. 


Thursday, 15 December 2022

Agostini Sound, Águila and Cóndor Glaciers

Sail through the Cockburn Channel and enter Agostini Sound. From there it is possible to see the glaciers that descend from the middle of the Darwin Mountain Range - some of them reaching the water. Disembark and walk around a lagoon, which was formed by the melting of the Águila Glacier. We will reach a spot right in front of that glacier with stunning views. In the afternoon, we will approach the Condor Glacier via Zodiac - and hopefully see some of the abundant Andean Condors in the area. 

Stella Australis

Tierra del Fuego & Cape Horn Cruises - First Cruise Vessel

Cruise Cape Horn with Stella Australis

Deep in the far south of Patagonia is Tierra del Fuego. It is here where the custom-built Australis ships cruise the dramatic landscape of glaciers, rocky islands, calm canals and snow covered peaks at the junction of the Pacific, Atlantic and Antarctic Oceans

The Stella Australis is a luxurious, awe-inspiring cruise ship. The ship, constructed in 2010, consists of 100 cabins with a capacity of up to 210 passengers. During the cruise, there will be daily inland tours lasting approximately two hours.

These tours are organised and managed by the Australis Expedition Group and consist of walks through trails in the native Chilean forest and visits to glaciers. The tours include talks on the wildlife, flora and fauna of the area. A delicious whisky with the millenary ice, or a cup of hot chocolate will be served at the end of the excursions. 

You will travel between Ushuaia in Argentina and Punta Arenas on the Chilean side, with itineraries available in both directions.

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Explora Patagonia

Torres del Paine National Park - 4 Nights

Day 15 - Transfer to Torres del Paine 

Day 16 - Exploring Torres del Paine

Day 17 - Optional activities 

Day 18 - At leisure 

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Friday, 16 December 2022

Disembark and transfer to Torres del Paine

Early morning visit to Magdalena Island (weather permitting) before arriving at Punta Arenas where we disembark and transfer to your chosen hotel or lodge in Torres del Paine National Park for a 4-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure

Torres del Paine is widely recognised as one of the world's great national parks, and it isn't hard to see why. The scenery here is often astounding and brings together everything that Patagonia does so well; towering snow-capped mountains seem to soar skywards out of thick forests, which themselves lead to the shores of shimmering turquoise lakes. Wandering vicuñas, deer and foxes dot the landscape, whilst electric-blue icebergs and tumbling glaciers remind you just how far south you are here. The most recognisable features of the park are the three granite towers (los torres), which give the park its name, and the horns (los cuernos), a distinctive collection of jagged granite peaks, sculptured over millennia by glacial erosion and which combine with Lake Pehoé to create the very definition of a picture-perfect scene.

 


Saturday, 17 December 2022

Exploring Torres del Paine

Your chosen hotel or lodge can arrange a wide choice of optional activities including hikes, birdwatching, kayaking, horse riding and mountain biking. 


Sunday, 18 December 2022

Optional activities

A further day to explore this most beautiful of wildernesses, depending on your interests.


Monday, 19 December 2022

At leisure

A chance to relax at your hotel or lodge.

Hotel Las Torres

Patagonia and Torres del Paine - First Lodge

The Hotel las Torres was once an Estancia that has now been developed for tourism with comfortable, purpose built accommodation with private facilities and heating; restaurant, bar and social area. The Hostel is ideally located for those wishing to trek along the Ascension River and up to the 'Towers', the rocky peaks with towering above a lake. Visits to Lago Grey on the other side of the park are possible with private transport and excursions arranged at the hotel.

The rooms of the hotel provide a cozy atmosphere, being the perfect setting to relax and enjoy after a long days excursion. Central heating, box spring beds, telephones and private bathrooms in a rustic yet elegant decoration provide the ideal ambience in our superior rooms for resting and preparing the next days activities.

Several services are available in the relaxing environment of your room, with a simple call you have the possibility of enjoying massages, food, wine and drinks.

Hostería Las Torres offers single, double twin, matrimonial and triple rooms in categories standard and superior.

Large variety of excursions

With over 25 excursions to choose from every day, passengers will have the opportunity to decide the next day's trip with the assessment of their guide. Many of the outings are very different to what is ordinarily offered in the park. Interesting Archeological areas visited on 4x4, private paths that climb to the base of mountain glaciers and the more subtle yet profound walk in the Lenga forests provide an in-depth view of the powerful nature in Patagonia.

2019 Hosteria Las Torres

Awasi

Patagonia and Torres del Paine - Deluxe Hotel

Awasi Patagonia is located in a private reserve just outside Torres del Paine, with impressive views of the Torres and Lake Samiento. Its 12 luxury villas are constructed from local materials, each with a fireplace and large windows which capture the best views of the park. Guests are assigned a private guide and a 4x4 vehicle so that excursions can be taken inside the park or around the private reserve.

2023 Awasi

Explora Patagonia

Patagonia and Torres del Paine - Deluxe Hotel

Explora Lodge cuisine offers authentic flavors based on the best-quality ingredients, many of which are produced locally. The food is healthy and well-balanced, ideal for people going trekking, horseback riding or on other explorations. All menus include some of the best local dishes, such as Magellanic lamb, southern king crab and delicious fish and vegetables.

Torres del Paine can be visited all year round. Each season has its own beauty, colours and aromas; each reveals new and different aspects of this wonderful place.

2022 Explora Patagonia
Osorno volcano

Chile lake region, Puerto Varas & Osorno volcano - 2 Nights

Day 19 - Fly to the Chilean Lake District 

Day 20 - Petrohue Waterfalls & Osorno Volcano 

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Tuesday, 20 December 2022

Fly to the Chilean Lake District

Transfer to Punta Arenas airport for a domestic flight to Puerto Montt. On arrival, transfer to your chosen hotel in Puerto Varas for a 2-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Petrohue Waterfalls & Osorno Volcano 

Today we take the whole day to observe the mighty Osorno Volcano with views of the Rojo Crater, see bird and wildlife in the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park and trek along the Petrohue River to the Petrohue Waterfalls. We also enjoy a boat ride on Todos Los Santos Lake. An invigorating day.

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Crossing the Andes by bus and boat over 3 lakes to Bariloche and explore - 5 Nights

Day 21 - Crossing the Andes

Day 22 - Scenic Lakes and Forest Walks 

Day 23 - The 'Seven Lakes Road'

Day 24 - Victoria Island Forest Walks

Day 25 - At leisure 

 

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Thursday, 22 December 2022

Crossing the Andes

Today we travel across the Andes from Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park paved with spectacular views the town of Peulla where we take a boat journey across the lake. We then travel by bus and cross the border to Puerto Frías in Argentina. Here, board a second catamaran to navigate the turquoise waters of the lake and disembark in Puerto Alegre. Continue by bus to Puerto Blest from where we take a boat to cross the wonderful Nahuel Huapi Lake to Puerto Pañuelo. From here, travel to Bariloche for a 5-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis at your chosen hotel or lodge. An incredible adventure, a day you will never forget.


Friday, 23 December 2022

Scenic Lakes and Forest Walks

Experience Patagonian nature at its best, visiting lakes, lagoons, valleys, forests and mountains on foot at a pace and level of activity to suit you. We first visit Llao Llao Municipal Park and learn about the struggles of the local pioneers. We then explore the Andean Patagonian Forest, where we can see endemic bird species including the thorn-tailed Rayadito, white-throated treerunner, patagonian tyrant and the black-throated Huet-huet.

After lunch we ride the chairlift up to the top of Cerro Campanario (Belfry Mount) with a wonderful view of the whole area we have just visited. Finally, we head back to Bariloche to visit some of the historical locations, admire the lake shore, and perhaps visit a chocolate shop. 

 


Saturday, 24 December 2022

The 'Seven Lakes Road'

Driving north, bordering Nahuel Huapi Lake, you get to Villa La Angostura, from where the trip continues through the "Route of the Seven Lakes” and the opportunity to admire the series of lakes: Espejo, Correntoso, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner, Machónico and finally Lacar Lake, where the attractive city of San Martín de los Andres is situated. We return by Lake Meliquina and Cordoba pass. Here, we visit caves with aborigine paintings that show an ancient culture more than 9700 years old.


Sunday, 25 December 2022

Victoria Island Forest Walks

Enjoy a boat excursion on Nahuel Huapi to Victoria Island and the Arrayanes Forest. Enjoy stunning views at Anchorena Bay and walk to the panoramic point at Monte Bella Vista. At Arrayanes Forest, take a guided walk observing the beautiful forest of magnificent arrayan-myrtle trees with their cinnamon coloured bark considered to be unique in the world for its characteristics.


Monday, 26 December 2022

At leisure

Your last day in the Lake District - enjoy!

La Cascada

Bariloche & Lake District - First Hotel

Located a short distance from downtown Bariloche, on Bustillo Avenue and next to Nahuel Huapi Lake, is La Cascada Hotel, a four-star hotel. Among a breathtaking natural surroundings, enhanced by its enormous garden, a natural waterfall and a stream with the typical vegetation of the Patagonian region, together with the peacefulness of the setting, La Cascada Hotel, offers twenty-four rooms elegantly decorated offering luxury comfort and an exceptional view to the lake, park or to the waterfall. The Hotel offers one of Bariloche's best restaurants with a marvelous view of the city, in front of Nahuel Huapi Lake, offering an exquisite Patagonian and international cuisine. Café, Bar and Solarium, is a different place to enjoy an informal lunch or a relaxing afternoon under the sun by the swimming pool and the lake shore. The gym, sauna, massage room and the heated indoor swimming pool compliment the services of our Spa. La Cascada Hotel also counts with a Game Room and Reception room for events, congresses and meetings, together with Internet and Wi-Fi in our premises. Its strategic location allows you to access in just a few minutes to many of the touristic attractions Bariloche offers, the ski centers and the adventure activities like trekking, hiking, rafting or the ideal compliment for your golf holidays. Accommodation includes room and buffet breakfast.

1947 La Cascada

Lloa Lloa Hotel

Bariloche & Lake District - First Hotel

The Llao Llao Hotel is located outside San Carlos de Bariloche within the Nahuel Huapi National Park. It is situated atop a small hill, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, crystal blue lakes, rivers and colourful forests of different species. The hotel has a total of 160 rooms, all with private bathroom, telephone, cable TV and safety deposit box. There are a number of different excursions available from the hotel and many delightful walks very close by should you want to investigate alone. There is a health and fitness centre, entertainment area are and kids club as well as the spa and a golf course. The hotel restaurant offers regional and international specialities and there is an additional café restaurant and a bar with a winter garden.

1946 Lloa Lloa Hotel
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Iguazu Falls - 3 Nights

Day 26 - Travel to Iguazu

Day 27 - Brazilian side of the Waterfalls

Day 28 - Jesuit Ruins

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Tuesday, 27 December 2022

Travel to Iguazu

Today fly to Iguassu, via Buenos Aires. On arrival, transfer to your chosen hotel, staying for 3-nights including breakfast. Rest of the day at leisure.

 


Wednesday, 28 December 2022

Brazilian side of the Waterfalls

Today we cross the International Bridge 'Tancredo Neves' into Brazil and explore Iguazú National Park on the Brazilian side. We walk within the park on a trail over the 'Iguazú River'. At this point, we get a panoramic view of the Argentinean falls, Towards the end of the tour, we will get to Devil's Gorge lower viewpoint, a beautiful scene  enhanced by permanent rainbows. The tour ends at 'Salto Floriano’ from where we return to the Argentinian side.


Thursday, 29 December 2022

Jesuit Ruins

Located 240Km from Puerto Iguazú are the ruins of the Jesuit Missions. There is a museum and the ruins of houses, school, kitchen, square of weapons, graveyard and temple. The Guaraní Indians and the Jesuit priests formed exemplary communities, based on a peculiar social system, during the XVIth and XVIIth centuries, until they were destroyed by the Portuguese, Spaniard, and Brazilians colonisers. A fascinating day.

La Cantera

Iguazu Falls - Tourist Lodge

Located in the forest outside of the town of Puerto Iguazu, and 15 minutes from the falls, La Cantera Jungle Lodge has rooms distrubited in a series of bungalows connected by raised walkways. The rooms are spacious  and well appointed, with a balcony looking out into the forest as well as private facilities and air conditioning. The hotel has a restaurant and a swimming pool with a terrace area for relaxing.

1972 La Cantera

Gran Melia Iguazu

Iguazu Falls - First Hotel

Set within the Iguazu National Park the Gran Melia Iguazu Hotel is a three-story hotel with spectaculars views of the magnificent Iguazu Falls. It is the only hotel with rooms that look directly over the Falls.

The superb public facilities include an infinity pool with views of the Iguazu Falls, the Yasi Spa and health club, 4 bars (the rooftop bar is a great place to enjoy a drink and the fantastic views) and the Merkado Restaurant serving international and Argentine specialities. 

The hotel has 177 guest rooms split by deluxe, red level and suite categories. All rooms are air-conditioned and extremely well-appointed with private bathroom, king size beds, safe, mini bar, TV and luxury in room amenities. 

From the hotel, you can easily walk to the nearby trails to observe the Falls, ideal for those who want to beat the tourist crowds and have more flexibility. The hotel also offers tango lessons, yoga classes and photographic tours.

The rates are on a room and breakfast basis.

1964 Sheraton Iguazu
Salta

Salta - 6 Nights

Day 29 - Fly to Salta 

Day 30 - Cachi and El Obispo  

Day 31 - Cafayate 

Day 32 - Salt Lakes and Purmamarca

Day 33 - Half Day Tour Of Salta 

Day 34 - At leisure 

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Friday, 30 December 2022

Fly to Salta

Transfer to the airport and fly to Salta. On arrival, transfer to your chosen hotel for a 6-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Saturday, 31 December 2022

Cachi and El Obispo

The trip begins in the Lerma Valley where we view Laurel"s Gorge and Escoipe Gorge. We arrive at the Bishop"s Cliff, a road with panoramic views of the enchanted valley and onto the Mill`s Stone), at 3.384 meters above the sea level, the highest spot in our trip. Cross Los Cardones National Park to Cachi, where we visit the archaeological museum and the Church.


Sunday, 01 January 2023

Cafayate

Travel south along route 68 through the Lerma Valley to Quebrada de las Conchas (the gorge of shells), where wind and water erosion have carved unusual shapes on the rocks. Visit the formations of the Amphitheatre, and Devil's Throat. Arrive in Cafayate and visit a local winery. There are an average of 320 sunny days per year in Cafayate, and combined with the sandy soil these are favourable conditions for wine production. After lunch (not included), visit the magnificent colonial church, stroll around the leafy square, browse the handicraft stalls and shops or visit the wine museum. 


Monday, 02 January 2023

Salt Lakes and Purmamarca

This morning visit the ruins at Tastil, the remains of a large settlement of the Atacameno culture, which was later invaded by the Incas. Continue to San Antonio de los Cobres, a traditional mining town named after the large copper deposit found nearby. After lunch, drive through the high desert, along an unpaved gravel road through the barren landscape. Arrive at the great salt flat, formed by evaporation of salt water springing from inside the mountains. The immensity of the flats, covered in white salt whose crystals glint in the sunshine, invites you to relax, stretch your legs and take pictures of the otherworldly landscape. Continue to Purmamarca, a typical, picturesque town of the area. Its simple, single storey buildings are made from adobe mud bricks, and it has a beautiful whitewashed colonial church overlooking its leafy main square, where market stalls often gather to sell handicrafts.a


Tuesday, 03 January 2023

Half Day Tour Of Salta

On this half day excursion you will learn about colonial culture and history with your private guide. You will visit the Cabildo, the original town hall located on the central square, now a museum. The impressive Cathedral, also on the square and coloured pink on the outside, which dates to 1856 after the previous one was destroyed by an earthquake. You will also visit San Francisco and La Viña churches, the Convent of San Bernardo. 


Wednesday, 04 January 2023

At leisure

Your final day in Salta, to relax and enjoy your hotel and the many attractions of this wonderful city.

Legado Mitico

Salta - First Hotel

Located in the historical quarter of the city, the Legado Mitico is housed in an old mansion near the striking main square of colonial Salta, comprising eleven guest rooms dedicated to various national heroes. While the Buenos Aires location centers around politicians and cultural figures, this northern hotel looks to the region's indigenous history, naming rooms after native tribes, gauchos, even a feminist sculptor. More tangibly, each room is oversized, outfitted with plush bedding, a flatscreen TV and DVD player, and a bright, contemporary bathroom. It's a sophisticated, almost intellectual atmosphere throughout, the spaces filled with masculine leather armchairs, smooth dark wood, oil paintings, literary artifacts and art objects in moody shades of slate grey and deep red - and the spacious house boasts a cozy library, breakfast nook, and a tiled patio, if not more conventional amenities like a swimming pool or restaurant.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

2009 Legado Mitico

Solar de la Plaza

Salta - First Boutique

The Hotel Solar de la Plaza was previously the residence of the Patrón Costas family and offers comfort, intimacy and a colonial setting. The hotel is located on General Güemes Square, just a few blocks from the main centre of the city. The hotel has thirty rooms, all decorated with typical regional crafts in iron, different types of wood, alpaca etc. Each room is equipped with satellite TV, mini bar, internet access, air-conditioning and safety box. The hotel also features a restaurant wit ha view of the interior garden as well as a lobby lounge bar. There is also a health club located on the terraced roof with a gym, sauna, swimming-pool and solarium and a beautiful view of the hills. Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

2010 Solar De La Plaza

Legado Mitico

Salta - First Hotel

Located in the historical quarter of the city, the Legado Mitico is housed in an old mansion near the striking main square of colonial Salta, comprising eleven guest rooms dedicated to various national heroes. While the Buenos Aires location centers around politicians and cultural figures, this northern hotel looks to the region's indigenous history, naming rooms after native tribes, gauchos, even a feminist sculptor. More tangibly, each room is oversized, outfitted with plush bedding, a flatscreen TV and DVD player, and a bright, contemporary bathroom. It's a sophisticated, almost intellectual atmosphere throughout, the spaces filled with masculine leather armchairs, smooth dark wood, oil paintings, literary artifacts and art objects in moody shades of slate grey and deep red - and the spacious house boasts a cozy library, breakfast nook, and a tiled patio, if not more conventional amenities like a swimming pool or restaurant.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

2009 Legado Mitico
Andean vineyards

Mendoza - 5 Nights

Day 35 - Fly to Mendoza

Day 36 - City Tour and Wine Cellars

Day 37 - Uco Valley Winery

Day 38 - At leisure 

Day 39 - At leisure 

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Thursday, 05 January 2023

Fly to Mendoza

Transfer to the airport and fly to Mendoza. On arrival, transfer to your chosen hotel for a 5-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Friday, 06 January 2023

City Tour and Wine Cellars

On your full day tour today, we visit the Museo del Area Fundacional, built in 1561 by Don Pedro del Castillo. Continue to the main square, and visit the cathedral and  Basilica of St. Francis and onto the Civic district, the prestigious street of Emilio Civit, a residential area that leads to the General San Martin Park. In the afternoon, visit two wineries, where we learn more about traditional methods wine production and enjoy a tasting.


Saturday, 07 January 2023

Uco Valley Winery

We spend the day in the foothills of the Andes in the Uco Valley, an ideal place for the production of high quality grapes and wines. Enjoy visits to wineries, tastings and an included lunch.


Sunday, 08 January 2023

At leisure

Relax at your hotel.


Monday, 09 January 2023

At leisure

Relax on your last day in Mendoza.

Posada Salentein Winery

Mendoza - First Lodge

The magnificent bodega, designed for both form and function in the shape of a cross, allows for customized gentle handling of the grapes, reducing the distance wine needs to be moved between winemaking steps. Each of the wings is a small winery with two levels-a ground level that houses stainless steel tanks and French wooden vats for fermentation and storage, and an underground level for aging wine in oak casks. The two levels allow wine to flow from the tanks to the barrels by a traditional gravity transfer system. The four wings converge in a circular central chamber, which resembles an amphitheater and was inspired by ancient classical temples.

The Salentein estate consists of 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres), 455 hectares (1,124 acres) of which are planted to grapes in three estate fincas. The fincas, which are cultivated at a range of elevations among the highest in the world, Posada Salentein is located in Finca La Pampa (La Pampa Estate) within Salentein property in Tunuyán, 100 km south from Mendoza city.

Posada Salentein offers visits and wine tastings at Bodega Salentein, horseback rides in Finca San Pablo (San Pablo Estate), walks around our vineyards, as well as relax by the swimming pool.

"Los Sarmientos" and "Los Zarcillos" are the two country houses in the Posada. There are eight rooms each with private bathroom. "Los Zarcillos" has a living-room with a big fireplace and TV.

The Posadas specialities are the regional meals especially prepared by our staff, always very well accompanied by our wines from Bodega Salentein and Bodega El Portillo. The meals are served in a comfortable lodge situated in a separated building, where visitors enjoy not only a warm fireplace but also a spectacular view of the Merlot and Pinot Noir vineyards.

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NH Cordillera

Mendoza - Tourist Hotel

Located in the city centre, the NH Cordillera Hotel Mendoza is very close to the Main Square and is just a short stroll from the main shopping areas.

Each of the 105 guestrooms at the hotel is well furnished and equipped with numerous in-room amenities. The hotel also offers attentive room service to ensure you a comfortable stay.

The onsite restaurant serves delicious Spanish, French and Argentinean dishes in a relaxed setting, while the in-house cocktail bar offers a variety of local, national and international wines.

The NH Cordillera Hotel features 4 function rooms to cater for your business meetings, conferences and other social events. There is also a well-facilitated business centre for the professional needs of the guests. The recreational facilities include a gymnasium, sauna and swimming pool.

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Finca Adalgisa

Mendoza - Boutique

It is a charming family home converted three years ago into the first boutique hotel and winery in Mendoza. Although secluded and private, it is conveniently located within 20 minutes drive of Mendoza and is in walking distance of a thriving village community with plenty of local shops and restaurants. The finca offers a relaxing and informal environment where things can be arranged spontaneously. With a delightfully rural character in the quiet location of Chacras de Coria, this splendid finca has two hectares of Malbec grapes that were originally planted in 1916. Guests may observe the winemaking process and enjoy tasting the fruits of their labour.

The finca has eleven ensuite guest rooms (in two buildings, the La Casa Vieja and La Casa de Piedra) that are comfortable and spacious: five are suites and six are double rooms. There is a pleasant swimming pool in the garden. Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

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Santiago do Chile

Santiago de Chile - 3 Nights

Day 40 - Overland to Santiago de Chile

Day 41 - Guided tour of Santiago

Day 42 - At leisure 

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Tuesday, 10 January 2023

Overland to Santiago de Chile

We leave Mendoza today and travel by public bus over the Andes to Santiago de Chile. On arrival, transfer to your hotel where you stay for 3-nights on a bed and breakfast basis.


Wednesday, 11 January 2023

Guided tour of Santiago 

Enjoy a half day guided tour of Santiago today, including visits to La Moneda, the Government Palace, Plaza de Armas, the Metropolitan Cathedral and Santa Lucia hill, where the Spanish founded Santiago in 1541. Continue to Mapocho River and onto Bellavista, the cultural and artistic neighbourhood of Santiago. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Thursday, 12 January 2023

Santiago

Hotel Panamericano

Santiago de Chile - Tourist Hotel

The Hotel Panamericano is a well-located tourist class hotel on the main shopping street in Santiago de Chile, walking distance to attractions such as Santa Lucia Hill or the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

The hotel has 200 spacious rooms in a modern and contemporary style. Each room is air-conditioned and includes a minibar, private bathroom, flat screen TV, telephone, safe, hair dryer, FREE toiletries, hand sanitiser and Ipod dock.
Public areas include the El Chelo Restaurant serving international and seafood dishes in a relaxed environment. There is FREE Wi-FI available in the lobby.
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Lastarria

Santiago de Chile - Deluxe Boutique

This handsome townhouse, built in 1927, has been renovated and converted into a luxury boutique hotel, with all its original architectural splendour. Filled with European style and sophistication, the 14 rooms were designed to make guests feel at home. The hotel retains the back garden of the original house, complete with a small pool. The hotel has a simple snack bar, but there are many bars and restaurants nearby.

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Moai

Easter Island - 4 Nights

Day 43 - Fly to Easter Island 

Day 44 - Moais of Easter Island

Day 45 - Orongo Village

Day 46 - Ahu Akivi

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Friday, 13 January 2023

Fly to Easter Island

Transfer to the airport and fly to Easter Island. On arrival, transfer to your chosen hotel for a 4-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.


Saturday, 14 January 2023

Moais of Easter Island

Enjoy a full day tour and learn about the history of Easter Island, with scenic  views of the vast Pacific Ocean. Visit a variety of toppled Moai (statues) of Ahu Vaihu and the volcano, Rano Raraku. We also visit Ahu Tongariki, the largest restored Ahu on Easter Island with 15 moai. End the day at the beach of Anakena known for its beautiful white sandy beach and coconut palm trees. 


Sunday, 15 January 2023

Orongo Village

Half day visit through beautiful scenery to the extinct volcano, Rano Kau and onto the ceremonial village known as Orongo. There, you will learn about the culture of the birdman cult. Our final stop today is the cave of Ana Kai Tangata adorned with wall paintings. 


Monday, 16 January 2023

Ahu Akivi

Today, visit Ahu Akivi with seven re-erected moai; legend claims these statues represent the seven explorers who were sent to Rapa Nui by the late King Hotu Matua. Continue to Hanga Poukura with tumbled moai statues and scattered topknots, and finally to the Tahai ceremonial site boasting 3 ahus, restored statues, remains of boathouses and a boat ramp.

Puku Vai

Easter Island - Tourist Hotel

Hotel Puku Vai is an attractive tourist class hotel constructed of wood and stone, and inspired by the artistic heritage of Easter Island. The hotel is decorated with themes of the ancestors of the island. The hotel offers superior rooms with all the modern comforts and private bathrooms – including air conditioning and free Wi-Fi internet – a peaceful location close to the main attractions of Hanga Roa, and a pool surrounded by a garden full of tropical flowers and plants. Every room has a view to the garden and a direct access to the pool.

The swimming pool has the shape of Tahonga, the sign of fertility and prosperity. The pool is located in the centre of a beautiful garden with tropical flowers and plants.

The hotel also has a restaurant and a lounge.

 

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Hanga Roa Eco Village & Spa

Easter Island - First Hotel

Located in the village of Hanga Roa, this first class hotel has been constructed with impeccable detail and care, combining social and cultural responsibility with the emphasis on luxury and comfort. Unique materials, inspiring design and a celebration of the locale make Hangaroa a special place to stay when visiting Easter Island.

The rooms are inspired by the local culture and natural resources of Easter Island with items made by local artisans, natural light and natural materials such as cypress logs used to line the ceilings, clay formed into large soaking tubs and volcanic stone framing the bed and bathroom. All rooms have private bathroom.

The hotel has the largest outdoor swimming pool on Easter Island, a well-equipped spa, excellent restaurant using local ingredients, bar and lounge.

Explora Rapa Nui

Easter Island - Luxury Lodge

With its location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and home to a culture whose origins and evolution are still largely unknown, Easter Island is an attractive and mysterious destination. A mild year-round climate allows for walking the island's geography and traveling along the coast of numerous ahus that are home to the gigantic sculptures called moai.

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 Vineyards of Queretaro

Maipo Valley - 3 Nights

Day 47 - Fly to the Maipo Valley

Day 48 - Exploring the Maipo Valley

Day 49 - At leisure 

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Tuesday, 17 January 2023

Fly to the Maipo Valley

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Santiago. On arrival, transfer to the Maipo Valley for a 3-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Exploring the Maipo Valley 

Explore the vineyards of the Maipo Valley on an optional tour from your hotel.


Thursday, 19 January 2023

At leisure

At leisure enjoying the facilities of your hotel.

Atacama Desert

Atacama Desert - 2 Nights

Day 50 - Fly to the Atacama Desert

Day 51 - Tatio Geysers and Machuca 

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Friday, 20 January 2023

Fly to the Atacama Desert

Transfer to the airport and fly to Calama. On arrival, transfer to your chosen hotel for a 2-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. Later, enjoy a spectacular evening exploring the Death Valley and watch the sun set in the Moon Valley. Along the way, visit the huge Atacama salt lake, the active Lascar Volcano and the impressive Licancabur Volcano. Before sunset you can also opt for a short hike to one of the giant sand dunes in the valley. 


Saturday, 21 January 2023

Tatio Geysers and Machuca

Before dawn breaks head north to the famous El Tatio Geysers; a geothermal field flanked by soaring peaks. El Tatio is situated at 4,300 metres above sea level on the Altiplano. It is the highest geothermal field in the world and boasts spectacular scenery. Continue to the village of Machuca, a former the resting place for llama caravans that travelled the Inca Highway. 

Alto Atacama

Atacama Desert - First Lodge

Alto Atacama is a luxury lodge & spa in a breathtaking environment 3km from San Pedro de Atacama. Built in the style of traditional adobe, the lodge is a stunning example of innovative and sustainable architecture, blending into the surrounding red-rock, in the shadow of the Pukará de Quitor ruins and alongside the San Pedro river. 

 

The public spaces and 42 guestrooms, each with private terraces and incredible views, pay homage to the Atacama Region with warm, desert colors and local textiles, crafts and stone. The lodge offers a wonderful restaurant, six outdoor pools, a spa, a cozy common area with a fireplace, an open-deck observatory, as well as over 30 cultural and adventurous activities to explore the desert.

 

Travelers may choose between a simple B&B nightly stay, or all-inclusive "premium" packages (private excursions are available as well). With the premium packages, transfers to and from Calama or the border with Bolivia are included on a complimentary basis at any time of day.

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Altiplanico Hotel

Atacama Desert - First Hotel

The Hotel Altiplanico is located in spacious grounds on the edge of San Pedro, just a short walk from the centre of the small town. The modern desert architecture and style, using local material and colours, enhances the local character and all the rooms have a terrace facing the Andes to the east and are decorated in a traditional Atacameño style. Every room has a private bathroom, hot water, and purified drinking water (no TV, telephone or mini-bar).

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Explora

Atacama Desert - First Lodge

Covering an area of 17 hectares outside the town of San Pedro, the Explora lodge is a complex of gardens and walkways with modern architecture, comfortable accommodation and many facilities. Newly renovated in 2016, the lodge has its own stables offering a variety of horse riding excursions, as well as its own covered area for astronomy. The Explora lodge specialises in 'Explorations' offering over 40 activities ranging from sightseeing to more adventurous biking and trekking.

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Uyuni Salt Flats

Solar de Uyuni - 3 Nights

Day 52 - Overland into Bolivia

Day 53 - Exploring Uyuni Salt Flat

Day 54 - Exploring Uyuni Salt Flat

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Sunday, 22 January 2023

Overland into Bolivia

Early morning start, crossing the Bolivian border and travelling overland through  majestic scenery of iridescent coloured rocks, desert, lagoons with flocks of flamingos. Along the way, we visit the White and Green Lagoons, the Geysers Sol de Mañana, and Red Lagoon and continue to Ojo de Perdiz where we overnight (dinner included).


Monday, 23 January 2023

Uyuni Salt Flat

Today we continue through incredible scenery of deserts and lagoons of Chiar Khota, Honda, Ramadita and Hedionda, branches of the Western Andes Range to arrive at the Uyuni salt flat. Uyuni is home to the world's biggest salt flat - a vast expanse of white, dotted with remote cactus-covered islands. We overnight in the village of Tahua (lunch and dinner included).


Tuesday, 24 January 2023

Uyuni Salt Flat

Morning visit to the ruins of Chillima, with amazing views of the salt flat and its surroundings. We return to Tahua and travel overland through the great Salar to Incawasi Island to see the gigantic cactuses. After an included lunch, drive towards Uyuni visiting the "montones de sal" (salt hills), "Ojos de Agua" and the village of Colchani where salt is processed. Overnight in Uyuni on a bed and breakfast based.

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Potosi - 1 Night

Day 55 - Travel to Potosi

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Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Travel to Potosi

Transfer from Uyuni through the Andes passing remote villages to Potosi, once one of the largest city of the world. Check in to your hotel for a 1-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

Main Square

Sucre - 5 Nights

Day 56 - Travel to Sucre

Day 57 - City Tour of Sucre  

Day 58 - At leisure 

Day 59 - At leisure 

Day 60 - Tarabuco Sunday Market 

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Thursday, 26 January 2023

Travel to Sucre

Transfer to Sucre and check in to your chosen hotel for a 5-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.


Friday, 27 January 2023

City Tour of Sucre

Enjoy a full day trip to Tarabuco where local Quechua people still wear their traditional costumes of multi-coloured ponchos, chuspas (woven bags for carrying coca leaves), elaborate axsu (overskirts) for the women, and helmet-like headgear (derived from conquistadors helmets) for the married men and women. Sunday is the traditional market day in Tarabuco and a vibrant representation of Latin American life. Lunch is included at a local restaurant. 


Saturday, 28 January 2023

Santiago


Sunday, 29 January 2023

Sucre


Monday, 30 January 2023

Sucre

La Paz Cablecar

La Paz - 4 Nights

Day 61 - Fly to La Paz

Day 62 - Tour of La Paz and Moon Valley

Day 63 - La Paz

Day 64 - La Paz

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Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Fly to La Paz

Transfer to the airport and fly to La Paz, the world's highest capital city (3,636m), where you stay for 4-nights including breakfast daily. A bustling city settled in a large basin, where adobe houses cling precariously to the sheer sides. Spend the afternoon acclimatising to avoid soroche (altitude sickness). 


Wednesday, 01 February 2023

Tour of La Paz and Moon Valley

Our local guide will show you the city's maze of streets and alleyways to visit colonial squares, churches and streets lined with little shops selling wonderful weavings, traditional musical instruments and jewellery. We continue to the witches' market, where charismatic ladies sell a range of herbs, bottled potions and amulets to cure all ills. We also visit Moon Valley, an area of sandstone, sculpted by wind and rain into bizarre land-formations. 


Thursday, 02 February 2023

La Paz

At leisure in this extraordinary city.


Friday, 03 February 2023

La Paz

Your final day in La Paz.

Sun Island

Sun Island, Lake Titicaca - 1 Night

Day 65 - Sun Island 

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Saturday, 04 February 2023

Sun Island

We travel on a scenic road, with the snow-capped cordillera in the background, to Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. We skirt the lake, catching glimpses of the locals working the Inca terraces with the help of oxen, and stop for an included lunch at the charming lakeshore village of Copacabana. We visit the church of Our Lady of Copacabana, Patron Saint of Bolivia and travel by boat to sacred Sun Island. Visit the Pilkokaina ruins and enjoy a typical 'aptapi' (communal Andean lunch) at a table overlooking the lake. From there we take a short hike to Ecolodge La Estancia where we overnight on a dinner and breakfast basis.

La Estancia Eco Lodge

Sun Island & Lake Titicaca - First Lodge

An ideal spot destination in one of the most mystic places of the Andean regions that is in harmony with the nature from the Island of the Sun and Lake Titicaca, and which respects and conserves the cultural traditions of the local aymaras.
 
The use of traditional Andean architecture from the area has been maintained in the design of the Ecolodge by utilizing stone, adobe bricks, thatch roofs and by the preservation of the existing terraces.
 
Finally, the principles of a sustainable operation support the work and genuine inclusion of the local stakeholders, guarantees permanent income and avoids negative impact on the environment.

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Lake Titicaca

Puno - 2 Nights

Day 66 - La Chincana and Puno 

Day 67 - Uros and Taquile Islands 

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Sunday, 05 February 2023

La Chincana and Puno

Travel by boat to see the well preserved ruins of La Chincana. Visit the local museum to see the riches from the Tiahuanaco culture through to the Incas. Return to Copacabana and depart across the border into Peru and continue to Puno. Check into your chosen hotel for a 2-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.


Monday, 06 February 2023

Uros and Taquile Islands

This morning, take a boat to the floating island of Uros, where the local people live on islands built with the totora plant, a type of reed, which grows in Lake Titicaca. They also build their houses from totora. Continue to Taquile Island, once part of the Inca Empire - its inhabitants still speak quechua. It is famous for its beautiful textiles. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

Casa Andina Premium

Puno & Lake Titicaca - First Hotel

The Casa Andina Premium, Puno is a few minutes’ walk outside of Puno city centre, including Lima Street which is very popular amongst tourists and locals alike.

The hotel lobby boasts a stone fireplace, ideal for warming up after being out in cold weather. It has 53 rooms, all with TV, FREE Wi-Fi, telephone, en-suite bathroom and mini-bar. The restaurant serves typical Andean cuisine.

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Titilaka Lodge

Puno & Lake Titicaca - Deluxe Lodge

Experience Lake Titicaca on a secluded private peninsula. Titilaka, a luxury refuge features sumptuous lake view suites, intimate fireside dining, wraparound terraces, heated outdoor pool. A serene setting, surrounded by incomparably blue waters, graced with dramatic dawns and spectacular sunsets. This all-inclusive 18-suite exploration lodge includes private transport to & from the airport in Juliaca and from Puno train station, full board, bar and a choice of two, three or four day programmes with a-la-carte excursions in Land Rover or  boat. Rooms are facing the lake and all have private bathrooms with heated floors. Daily activities include nature and archeology adventures, visiting living cultures, bike excursions, colonial churches, islands like Taquile and the nearby man-made floating islands of the Uros people.

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Cusco - 2 Nights

Day 68 - By train to Cusco

Day 69 - Ancient Inca Ruins and Cusco

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Tuesday, 07 February 2023

By train to Cusco

Today, take the Peru Rail Titicaca Train across the incredibly scenic Andes to Cusco. During your trip, take pictures of some of the quintessential Andean landscapes, enjoy on board entertainment, stop at local markets to shop and stretch your legs, and eat excellent meals in a choice of 2 dining cars. Arrive in Cusco and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 2-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.


Wednesday, 08 February 2023

Ancient Inca Ruins and Cusco

Today we travel to Pikillacta, a huge sprawling ancient Inca site, once of the only ruins of a pre-Inca city. Continue to Andahuaylillas village, surrounded by mountains and the Vilcanota River. We will also visit the famous colonial church known as the "Sistine Chapel of America” and Tipon, a vast National Archaeological Park located to the east of Cusco. On our return to Cusco, enjoy a guided tour of the city.

Maytaq Wasin

Cusco - Tourist Hotel

Situated in the heart of the Incan empire, only a few steps away from the main plaza, the Maytaq Wasin Hotel is contemporary in design, boasts high ceiling and plenty of natural light. There is a shaded terrace with views of the hills and chic common areas with modern decor. The hotel is only 150 metres from the Inca Museum and steps away from the main Plaza de Armas.

Public areas include an open rooftop terrace, lounge, restaurant and bar. Free Wi-Fi is available.

The well-appointed rooms have twin/double beds, cable TV and private bathoom with shower.

The rates are on a room and breakfast basis.

 

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Casa Andina Premium

Cusco - First Hotel

This beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 4 blocks from Cusco’s main square – Plaza de Armas, is complete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property.

The hotel has 93 air-conditioned rooms offering private bathroom, safe, minibar, safe, TV, kettle and FREE Wi-fi. The Alma Restaurant & Bar offers an enjoyable breakfast buffet and a varied menu. 

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Belmond Monasterio de Cusco

Cusco - Luxury Hotel

Built 300 years ago atop Inca foundations, the building was originally the Seminary of San Antonio Abad. In 1995, the seminary was tastefully converted into a luxury hotel while still preserving its original architecture of arched galleries surrounding two elegant colonial style courtyards. The Belmond Monasterio de Cusco is  Cuzco's premier hotel, providing its guests with a museum setting of Inca and Spanish traditions. The hotel is conveniently situated very close to the city's central square, the Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and museums are located.

All of the 122 air-conditioned rooms have en-suite bathrooms, telephone, mini-bar and cable TV and many of them are oxygen-enriched. The hotel also has a lobby bar, two restaurants and deli/café.

Several activities are available including art tours, cooking classes and pisco lessons.

The rooms and on a bed and breakfast basis.

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Machu Picchu Ballon

Machu Picchu - 1 Night

Day 70 - Machu Picchu by Vistadome train 

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Thursday, 09 February 2023

Machu Picchu by Vistadome Train

Your day begins with a stunning train journey on Peru Rail's Vistadome train, following the scenic course of the Urubamba River and culminating at the spectacular Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.  Once at the ruins, you have an included lunch, a private guided tour and free time to explore. Transfer to a nearby hotel for a one night stay including breakfast.

Casa Andina Classic

Machu Picchu - Tourist Hotel

Located by train station, the hotel is modern, functional but bland, useful for an overnight stay. The standard rooms have no windows but others look out over the station or behind to the Urubamba river.

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Inkaterra Pueblo

Machu Picchu - First Hotel

Conveniently located next to the train station in Aguas Calientes, all cabanas have spacious rooms with en-suete bathrooms and are set amongst dense vegetation with gardens spread through the grounds, linked by winding paths. there is a restaurant & bar, a spa, walks and an orchid trail, that combined with the lush vegetation of the grounds, create a sense of tranquility & relaxation.

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Sanctuary Lodge, Belmond Hotels

Machu Picchu - Deluxe Lodge

Set in its own gardens and the only hotel in such close proximity to the magical ruins, the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge offers twenty-nine well-appointed rooms and two suites. Also located just outside the gates to the Lost city of the Incas, this beautiful hotel is the only one to command views of the site. An Orient Express owned hotel, the service is impeccable and the food is excellent. Accommodation includes room, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

In nearby Aguas Calientes hot springs you can enjoy a soothing bath at the end of a long day of exploring. Enjoy lunch in the cafeteria overlooking the citadel of Machu Picchu, where you can choose from a wide variety of dishes and enjoy a spectacular view. There is also an indoor dining room where a delicious breakfast buffet and international cuisineare available.

The Lodge has 31 rooms and one suite, bar, restaurant, self service autlet and a cliffhanging snack bar, with one of tha best views of the Sacred Mountain. All rooms have Television, laundry service, mini bar, Idd telephone.

 

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Admire the incredible weaving skills of the local people

The Sacred Valley - 6 Nights

Day 71 - Train to the Sacred Valley

Day 72 - Chinchero, Moray and Maras 

Day 73 - Willoq and Patacancha Villages

Day 74 - At leisure 

Day 75 - At leisure 

Day 76 - At leisure 

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Friday, 10 February 2023

Train to the Sacred Valley

This morning free to explore. Perhaps re-visit Machu Picchu or climb Huayna Picchu, for fantastic views of the valley and a different perspective of Machu Picchu. Alternatively, there is a gentle climb along the Inca Trail to Intipunku the Gate of the Sun. In the afternoon, take the train to the Sacred Valley, where you check in to your chosen hotel for a 6-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.


Saturday, 11 February 2023

Chinchero, Moray and Maras

An early start for a full day tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting Chinchero, Maras and Moray. Chinchero is a colourful and authentic local market where indigenous people from the surrounding communities congregate to trade their goods, particularly woven handcrafts typical of the region. Continue to the Moray ruins, used by the Incas as a type of open-air crop laboratory. Our final stop are the Maras pre-Inca salt mines located on a wide-open hill above the Urubamba Valley. You often get a chance to see locals collecting the salt. Lunch is included today.


Sunday, 12 February 2023

Willoq and Patacancha Villages

A visit to the villages of Willoq and Patacancha, high in the Patacancha Valley, is a journey into the past, a visit to the descendants of the Incas. According to historians, the people of Willoq with their traditional red ponchos and shawls are the direct descendants of the last rulers of imperial Cusco, and remain today one of the Andean communities least affected by Western influence. 

The Willoq community is also well known for its weavers and the quality of the textiles is still a product of patience, knowledge and the skilled weaver. The primitive back strap loom, unaltered for centuries, is still used to weave even the finest textiles. Lunch is included. 


Monday, 13 February 2023

At leisure in the Sacred Valley

Relax at your hotel, or take an optional excursion or tour.


Tuesday, 14 February 2023

At leisure

Enjoy the facilities of your hotel.


Wednesday, 15 February 2023

At leisure

Relax on your final day in the Sacred Valley.

Pakaritampu

Sacred Valley of the Incas - Tourist Hotel

The Pakaritampu Hotel is located in Ollantaytambo in the heart of the Sacred Valley; ideally situated for exploring the Sacred Valley, starting the Inca Trail, and taking the train to Aguas Calientes. The hotel has large gardens hosting a variety of local plants and flowers and is a series of four separate buildings, built according to the architectural style of Cuzco. From the hotel you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Ollantaytambo ruins. Each of the 37 rooms features its own private bathroom facilities and telephone. The hotel has a cosy living room with open fire, a reading room, restaurant and bar. There is also internet access and laundry service.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

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Rio Sagrado

Sacred Valley of the Incas - Deluxe Hotel

North of Cuzco City, along the shoreline of the Urubamba River, lays the region properly baptized as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, lands where mysterious mountains seem to still guard ancient and lost temples built for the Inca sun god Wiraqocha. Centrally located 3.2 kilometers from the Town of Urubamba, 15 minutes away from the gateway to the eternal citadel of Machu Picchu (Ollantaytambo Train Station) and along a sensuous curvature of the Urubamba River shoreline, Rio Sagrado Hotel, Villas & Spa stands united with the mystique of the holy valley.

This luxury hotel offers 13 Deluxe Suites, 8 Junior Suites equipped with queen or king size beds, direct dial and international telephone, large dresser, hair dryer, steam shower, private exterior terrace and heated wooden floors. Although accommodation in the hotel includes room and breakfast you will want to dine at a choice of two restaurants, one overlooking the Urubamba River.

Rio Sagrado also offers two-story riverfront villas which have accomplished refined functionality and comfort for up to eight guests. Envisioned as a getaway dream home, the villas have been conditioned with all necessary home amenities, services and comforts. Each villa comes with a personal housekeeper fit to treat guests with freshly prepared native breakfasts, afternoon snacks or homemade specialty dinners, as wells as grocery shopping, bartending and translation service while travelling.

 

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Sol Y Luna

Sacred Valley of the Incas - First Hotel

Located in Huicho in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Sol y Luna has a stunning setting between the snow-capped mountain ranges of the Cordillera del Vilcanota and the Cordillera del Vilcabamba. The hotel is a series of adobe bungalows, each with private facilities and a terrace, decorated in a rustic style and set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Each detail has been carefully chosen to reflect the ambience of the Andean culture in the Sacred Valley. The hotel also offers a unique combination of eco-tourism, adventure, sport and culture in a variety of outdoor activities. As well as hikes and treks in the surrounding areas, you can also choose from horseback riding, mountain biking and paragliding. Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

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Lima

Lima - 3 Nights

Day 77 - Fly to Lima

Day 78 - City Tour of Lima

Day 79 - At leisure 

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Thursday, 16 February 2023

Fly to Lima

Morning flight to Lima, where you stay for 1 night (including breakfast). In the afternoon you will have a private guided tour of the city, visiting the grand colonial Plaza de Armas, the Presidential Palace and the Anthropological Museum, housing fine collections of artefacts from pre-Inca and Inca cultures. 

 


Friday, 17 February 2023

City Tour on Lima

Half day tour of Lima visiting vast plazas and old houses with ornately carved balconies. We also visit the Larco Herrera Museum that showcases  3,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history, with the finest gold and silver collections from Ancient Peru.


Saturday, 18 February 2023

At leisure

At leisure on the last day of your incredible journey. A chance to reflect on the places explored and people you have met.

Allpa

Lima - Tourist Hotel

This small contemporary hotel is located in the heart of Miraflores, with plenty of access to local conveniences such as restaurants and shops. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and modern although simple in character, and all with modern amenities such as WiFi, air conditioning and private facilities. The hotel has a bar and restaurant serving international dishes.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Allpa Hotel

Casa Andina Private Collection

Lima - First Hotel

The stylish Casa Andina Private Collection is located in the heart of Miraflores, close to many excellent restaurants. The 148 rooms are furnished in the modern European style, with modern amenities and private facilities. There is a lounge, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, and adjoining sandwich cafe for light snacks.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Casa Andina Private Collection

Miraflores Park Plaza

Lima - Deluxe Hotel

The Belmond Miraflores Park Plaza is a deluxe oceanfront boutique hotel surrounded by a lush gardens, located in Miraflores, one of Limas most exclusive residential districts.

A modern exterior hides a touch of finesse throughout the hotel, whose 81 rooms and suites are luxuriously decorated with marble and granite bathrooms and king size beds. The observatory Restaurant on the 11th floor offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, while the more formal Traguluz restaurant is the jewel of crown in Lima's dining scene. The Belo Bar is a favourite place to relax and afternoon tea is now available in the lounge. The hotel also has a fitness centre, squash court, sauna, massage centre and business centre.

Accommodation is based on room and breakfast.

Miraflores Park Plaza
Lima

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Day 80 - Return flight to the UK

Day 81 - Arrive in the UK

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Sunday, 19 February 2023

Return flight to the UK

Morning at leisure, before transferring to the airport for your direct, overnight flight home. 


Monday, 20 February 2023

Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK in the morning.

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates Year round 1 July - 12 Aug, 9 Dec - 31 Dec
Room Arrangement First First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £27,975 £40,246

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 81 Days / 78 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 78 breakfasts and other meals as described
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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